January 2022

On the Cover


Humphrey Lyttelton: British Jazz Polymath

POLYMATH: a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning. Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Humphrey Lyttelton was an author, broadcaster, illustrator, composer and journalist. A popular radio

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Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

No Happy Dispatch

Over the past two years all of us have had to recalibrate our definition of “normal.” It used to be typical that we would see

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Ragtime Vignettes 
Brandon Byrne

James Scott’s Honey Moon Rag

James Scott’s Honey Moon Rag—published in 1916 by Stark Music Company—is a rarely-played Classic Ragtime gem. It possesses many of the characteristics of Scott’s trademark

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Harry Reser
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Harry Reser

Harry Reser was born Harrison Franklin Reser on January 17, 1896, in Piqua, Ohio. Harry, a first cousin of the airplane-inventing Wright Brothers, demonstrated remarkable

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Jazz Bash by the Bay
Festival Roundup
Joe Bebco

The Festival Roundup January 2022

TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL (Tucson, AZ) Jan. 14-23 Primarily an event with individually-ticketed concerts at the historic Fox and Rialto theaters, as well as TCC Music

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The Professor Is IN
Adrian Cunningham

Where Are the Ugly People?

After trawling through YouTube the other day to listen to the latest offerings in the world of popular music, many thoughts come to mind. We

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Quarter Notes
Shelly Gallichio

Back Home Again in Arizona…

The Arizona Classic Jazz Society held its 32nd annual festival the first weekend in November at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort (the San

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My Inspirations
Jeff Barnhart

Raising the Bar with Flora

(Earnest Announcer): When we last left our store-rey, our intrepid trio, having completed their gig on Long Island Sound, was hurtling across the water’s surface

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Off the Beaten Tracks

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents

Vol.7, No.1 January 2022


Anne & Jeff Barnhart: Dynamic Duo of Syncopation, Interview by Bill Hoffman

Classics in Jazz: “I’ve Heard that Song Before…”, by B.A. Nilsson

Humphrey Lyttelton: British Jazz Polymath, by Dave Radlauer

Don Ewell, 1916-1983: An Appreciation, by Hal Smith and Friends

Trombone Was Hailey Brinnel’s Fifth Choice, by Dave Doyle

Elia Bastida: From Classical Violin Student to Jazz Virtuoso, by Garry Berman

A Visit with Galen Wilkes: Ragtime Renaissance Man, by Matthew de Lacey Davidson


Big Band Alumni Swing Again

2022 San Diego Jazz Party

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